Why Alonso's Ferrari deal is great for F1

Why Alonso's Ferrari deal is great for F1

Now that Alonso has been confirmed at Ferrari, the rest of the 2010 line-up can fall into place. Jonathan Noble explains why next season is already a tantalising prospect, even with three races of the year still to go

So it is done then. After months and months of skirting around the issue, and the endless dodging of questions on the subject, the most open secret in the Formula 1 paddock became a reality in Singapore last weekend. Fernando Alonso is on his way to Ferrari for 2010.

Whether the breakthrough in putting the deal together came on his side, or on Kimi Raikkonen's, we do not know yet but it means that all F1 fans, and not just the tifosi, can look forward to one of the most exciting partnerships in history.

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